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Tips For Packing Up Your Living Room

Moving home can be a stressful time and without the proper preparation it can be a long-winded and costly process. Sofas can get damaged, TV’s broken and much-loved items completely and utterly broken. That is why it is important to plan out your move before you get on the road, especially in one of your most used rooms. When it comes to packing your living room there are many factors which you need to consider, as not only are there a lot of different things to move there are often a lot of your favourite things to take care of. So whether it’s your photos, ornaments, sound systems or sofas, there are always things which you must consider.SofasWhen it comes to moving your sofa, not only do you have to work out how to get it around those corners or down those steps, but also how you’re going to keep it protected during the move. Protective sheets and wrapping materials are great at keeping your fabric safe from tears or dust, while extra care should be taken to protect the legs or wheels from being broken off during transit. If legs or wheels can be removed this is preferable as not only does it help to prevent damage, it also helps to get the sofas through narrow hallways or doors. Remember to enlist the help of friends, family or professional removals men for the best moving results.Coffee Tables/Lamp Stands/DressersAny other furniture, be it glass or wooden, should also be moved with the utmost care. Glass tables should be wrapped with protective film to avoid any unnecessary scratches, while sharp corners should be protected with an appropriate amount of padding to avoid chips or safety concerns. Any drawers should be removed or fastened before the move, while legs or castors should be unscrewed wherever possible. This not only helps to prevent damage but also helps with the physicality of the move, making furniture easier to manoeuvre. Remember that when draws have been removed, your personal items can still be kept in them to save space during the move.CD’s/DVD’s/BooksIf you have a mountain of CD’s, DVD’s and books in your living room then before you move it may be wise to consider a clear out. There is no point in taking the time and effort to move things that you no longer want or need so moving house is a good time to have a bit of a sort out. Charity shops are also happy to receive donations, or you could try and make some money by selling your unwanted items online. If you can’t bear to part with them then make sure that you have strong packing boxes for these items and that you don’t pack them too full so they are too heavy to move. Fragile ItemsPaintings, ornaments, mirrors and other fragile items should always be appropriately packed and labelled during a move. Professional wrapping and packing fillers are best used to avoid disappointment as are professional moving services or experienced removals men. If loaded onto the moving van incorrectly or in a position where they can move, these items can become severely damaged before they even make it to your new home. So always make sure that paintings and mirrors are placed where no other items can fall onto them and that they are securely protected at all times. If you have particularly expensive or much-loved items then using a quality man and van firm may give you the peace of mind that you need.

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